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This Miserable Job

Craig and Coleen Stanley

Husband and wife duo, Craig and Coleen Stanley provide strategies for freelancers and entrepreneurs navigating the world of self-employment. Craig is an artist and Coleen is an educator.

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Can every business be creative? In this episode, we uncover some myths about brainstorming, creativity, and learning to unlock everyone's potential for growth. We deep dive into the importance of finding your "why" in order to build loyal customers, find success, and be happy. https://thismiserablejob.com/4
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Coleen talks about her journey from full-time J-O-B to freelancer to entrepreneur. Learn how a traumatic experience at a young age shaped her personality and career choices as well as her "measure twice, cut once" approach to business. https://thismiserablejob.com/3
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This week we talk about how to know which opportunities to accept and which to reject.  Rate us on iTunes
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How can we get more results and be more productive when we face business obstacles? In this week's episode, we discuss 3 psychology-driven concepts that will help us to be more productive - putting on the right mindset, taking the time to build expertise, and developing accountability.
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Craig and Coleen talk about strategies for staying motivated as entrepreneurs and the importance of avoiding things that could cause you to lose motivation and give up on your goals. We discuss how staying off of social media and traveling to Israel made a difference in our journey towards leaving the 9 to 5 and how we need to seek inspiration on a daily basis. We also have a ton of inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout this episode so if you are a solopreneur, 1-person army, or an...
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Listen to Coleen tell her story of rebranding Course Coder and Craig shares insights on how he thinks that developing a good brand is like dating and marriage.
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This week we answer the question that we get asked the most...how do you choose a business idea? and how can you make sure that you're not choosing the wrong idea for your business? We discuss the four criteria for a successful business idea: something you love something you're good at something the world needs something you can get paid for To get links to all the resources we discuss in this episode, visit thismiserablejob.com/7
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Listen on iTunes Continuing from our conversation last week about networking and collaboration, and how people buy from those that they like, this week we talk about how to develop that Know, Like, and Trust Factor. After staying up to watch the Oscars, we are a little loopy in this one, but we manage to discuss the importance of live video in building the Like factor, and the importance of referrals and providing valuable results as a way to develop Trust. We also discuss Craig’s revelation...
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Fresh from their trip to Belize, Craig and Coleen discuss the importance of networking and forming collaborative relationships with other entrepreneurs. Why do we need others, should we be cautious of people stealing our ideas, and the steps they take to find and reach out to people. Coleen approaches it from the introverted perspective and Craig from the viewpoint of a long-time serial entrepreneur. https://thismiserablejob.com/5
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In this episode, we discuss the power of testimonials and why, as business owners, it is absolutely necessary to include testimonials on your website. We talk about the psychological influence that testimonials have - not just on potential customers, but on the customer giving the testimonial and on you as the business owner. And we also discuss the impact this can have on your revenue. Rate us on iTunes
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This episode talks about the importance of having a coach or a mentor to get to the next level - whether that be developing the expertise that people will pay you for, the courage to quit your 9 to 5, or reaching your personal best. You will also learn a ton about Craig’s journey to being a professional artist. You can find the show notes with all the resources that we talked about here: thismiserablejob.com/1
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Many people talk about imposter syndrome - that feeling of self-doubt, anxiety, and depression that prevents us from accepting and celebrating our biggest strengths and what we have to offer. But in this episode, we talk not only about Imposter Syndrome, but also about the Kruger-Dunning Effect, or Holier Than Thou Syndrome, where we are not able to see our weaknesses. Having a healthy balance is essential for business growth. Review and rate us on iTunes
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As a business owner, especially if you are in creative services, do you choose to put your prices on your website? In this episode, we discuss why business owners, especially digital entrepreneurs might choose not to do that, but why we think it is absolutely necessary and how this is viewed by potential customers.
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In this episode, we discuss the About Page, and what needs to be on it.  Review on iTunes
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This is an often debated topic and we wanted to add our 2 cents to the conversation? Do you need to have a college degree to be a successful entrepreneur? We also outline 6 very important skills that every entrepreneur needs to have and how to go about developing these skills. thismiserablejob.com/12
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This week we talk about the importance of having contact information on your website. We also talk about why we have been MIA the past few weeks and future projects in the works. Rate us on iTunes
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For many people, especially those with a family and heavy responsibilities, it's not possible to just quit your 9 to 5 and pursue your dreams. In this episode, we discuss the importance of starting a side hustle to build your business, and how to transition your side hustle into your full-time job. thismiserablejob.com/10
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Time management and being laser focused is super important for solopreneurs because of ALL THE THINGS that need to be done. In this episode, we give practical tips like putting the phone away, time blocking, avoiding shiny object syndrome, and making sure that we don't develop a pattern of never accomplishing things that we've set out to do.
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This week we talk about the benefits of looking at your business through your customer's eyes. What makes you stand out? What journey are you taking them on? We also outline Craig's online course for artists who are interested in breaking into the film industry. Outlining the learner's journey is very similar to creating a roadmap for your customer's journey. thismiserablejob.com/9
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Subscribe and Rate Us on iTunes Some people argue that in this day and age where you can promote your business through free social media channels, that it's not really necessary to have a website. We discuss why websites are absolutely still necessary. What do you think? thismiserablejob.com/8